Think of combining Moby with Led Zeppelin, Massive Attack with Pink Floyd or The Chemical Brothers with The Velvet Underground, add a bit of Gypsy, Jazz, Reggae, Folk and Lo-fi Here and there and you've come a great way in defining Weird Bugger's genre-bending music.
In 2010, after not having played a single note for 10 years, Dutch multi-instrumentalist Weird Bugger (real name Wiard Bakker - when properly pronounced in Dutch sounds very much like 'Weird Bugger' indeed) decided there was more to life than being an IT engineer so he got himself some new instruments and recording gear, locked himself up in his garage and produced his instrumental debut album "PRETTY COOL STUFF for beginners", a 17 track musical journey into uncharted cross-genre territory.
Drawing upon a kaleidoscope of influences - 70's rock, psychedelica, trance, country, jazz, indie rock, folk, lo-fi, reggae, trip-hop and more - he created his own unique and refreshing sound and style. Weird Bugger's music has been dubbed "Power Lounge", "Indie Folk Trance Rock" and "Power Lo-Fi", but might as well be classified as "Folk Trance Crossover" or "Indietronic Lounge Rock".
The album can best be enjoyed in a 'lounge setting' i.e. playing in the background, while chatting with your friends in a bar or at home.
The digital album was mastered by Jonas Filtenborg of www.backbeatproductions.nl
The physical CD was mastered by KRAMER, founder of the influential New York record label Shimmy-Disc. www.kramershimmy.com
released 21 October 2010
Album Credits :
- Weird Bugger - guitars, bass, synth, laptop
- Drums provided by Sonoma Wire Works, Drumcore,
Sonic Reality, Drums On Demand, Discrete Drums.
- Royalty-free samples and loops provided by